Do Computer Games Increase IQ?

25 May 2005

Steven Johnson, author of a new book called ‘Everything Bad is Good For You’ is persisting in pedalling his line that computer games and interactive media have contributed to increased […]

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Discovery of Brain Areas That Understand Irony

23 May 2005

“Scientists say they have located the parts of the brain that comprehend sarcasm – honestly. By comparing healthy people and those with damage to different parts of the brain, they […]

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Guide to Flirting

17 May 2005

Writing today’s post I’m painfully aware that the web is bursting at the seams with this kind of rubbish: “Want to know women more? Buy my book!” (sic). Or ‘How […]

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Tele-Psychology: Therapy at a Distance

15 May 2005

It is often not easy to provide psychological services to remote areas. The combination of poor transport links and a sparse populace provide considerable challenges. However, evidence is starting to […]

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Donald Herbert ‘Minimally Conscious’ Unlike Terri Schiavo

8 May 2005

There has been a surge of interest in the US over Donald Herbert’s recovery that comes on the back of the legal battle over Terri Schiavo, who was in a […]

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Derren Brown Shocks with Mind-Bending Video Game

7 May 2005

Last night the psychological illusionist Derren Brown on his TV show, ‘Trick of the Mind’, shocked his audience with a video game stunt. He took an apparently unsuspecting member of […]

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Update on Donald Herbert

6 May 2005

There’s an update on Donald Herbert’s condition in the NYT, apparently he has become less animated. We’ll have to wait and see what happens…Who is Donald Herbert?

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